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All About History

No. 97
Magazine

All About History is the stunningly realised new magazine from the makers of How It Works and All About Space. Featuring beautiful illustrations, photos and graphics depicting everything from ancient civilisations to the Cold War, All About History is accessible and entertaining to all and makes history fun for the whole family.

Welcome

ALL ABOUT HISTORY

Defining Moments

ANCIENT GREECE • From Alexander the Great to Zeno of Citium, we look at the wide and varied history of the civilisation that shaped so much of the Western world

Key Events

THE ACROPOLIS • Athens, Greece 450 BCE - 500 CE

THE PYTHIA • Ancient Greece 800 BCE - 390 CE

TERRACOTTA COLUMN-KRATER • Drinking wine was an important part of Ancient Greek society Greece, c.550 BCE

ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHERS • Ten great minds whose works shaped the development of Western thinking

PROFESSOR EDITH HALL • Homer’s epics have fascinated the world for centuries, but did the Trojan War actually happen?

REMARKABLE RUINS • Breathtaking locations that take you back to Ancient Greece

CROOKED CROMWELL • Does Thomas Cromwell deserve to be condemned to history as a corrupt villain and pawn of a monstrous king?

A SIGN OF LOYALTY • Comparing Cardinal Thomas Wolsey’s and Thomas Cromwell’s coat of arms

THE DOWNFALL OF A QUEEN • There was no love lost between Cromwell and Anne Boleyn

THE PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE • How did the greatest domestic threat to the Tudor dynasty unfold?

FORGOTTEN FRONTS OF WORLD WAR I • We explore the horrors and heroics that took place beyond the Western Front of Europe

SLAVE UPRISING The Nat Turner Rebellion • Often attributed to its leader, Nat Turner, the Southampton Rebellion was a natural consequence of the brutal Southern slave system

A History Of American Slave Revolts • The Southampton Rebellion is often considered the most ‘successful’ revolt, but it wasn’t the first or even the largest

SMERSH: STALIN’S SPY HUNTERS • Revealing the Kremlin’s secret and sinister organisation that hunted enemy agents during World War II

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY • We delve deeper into the story of James Bond and SMERSH with Ian Fleming biographer Dr Oliver Buckton

SPY HUNTER ON THE RUN • The Soviet agent who defected to the West

20 ROYAL FASHION TRENDS • The sartorial crazes that swept around the world and the royal figures who helped to make them a sensation

STRANGE LIVES OF MAYA KINGS • From impersonating divine jaguars to trampling on the bodies of defeated enemies, we reveal the peculiar rituals and customs of these mysterious ancient rulers

A WHO’S WHO OF MAYA KINGSHIP • Maya history is full of leaders whose deeds were celebrated for centuries after their death

CAPTURING THE MOMENT OF KINGSHIP • If you didn’t erect your fair share of stelae, then you really weren’t doing your job as a Maya king

BATTLE OF KAWANAKAJIMA • THE KAWANAKAJIMA PLAIN, SHINANO, 16-17 OCTOBER 1561

TAKEDA CLAN

UESUGI CLAN

16-17 OCT 1561

INTERVIEW WITH IAIN MILLIGAN

SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND HAD NOT UNIFIED? • The Act Of Union in 1707 transformed the political landscape of the British Isles, but what if it had never occurred?

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

THE ART OF MEDIEVAL CALLIGRAPHY • How illumination and typography brought life to these incredible texts

REVIEWS • The books, TV shows and films causing a stir in the history world this month

HISTORY VS HOLLYWOOD • Fact versus fiction on the silver screen

FASOLADA


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 84 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: No. 97

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: November 4, 2020

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

Languages

English

All About History is the stunningly realised new magazine from the makers of How It Works and All About Space. Featuring beautiful illustrations, photos and graphics depicting everything from ancient civilisations to the Cold War, All About History is accessible and entertaining to all and makes history fun for the whole family.

Welcome

ALL ABOUT HISTORY

Defining Moments

ANCIENT GREECE • From Alexander the Great to Zeno of Citium, we look at the wide and varied history of the civilisation that shaped so much of the Western world

Key Events

THE ACROPOLIS • Athens, Greece 450 BCE - 500 CE

THE PYTHIA • Ancient Greece 800 BCE - 390 CE

TERRACOTTA COLUMN-KRATER • Drinking wine was an important part of Ancient Greek society Greece, c.550 BCE

ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHERS • Ten great minds whose works shaped the development of Western thinking

PROFESSOR EDITH HALL • Homer’s epics have fascinated the world for centuries, but did the Trojan War actually happen?

REMARKABLE RUINS • Breathtaking locations that take you back to Ancient Greece

CROOKED CROMWELL • Does Thomas Cromwell deserve to be condemned to history as a corrupt villain and pawn of a monstrous king?

A SIGN OF LOYALTY • Comparing Cardinal Thomas Wolsey’s and Thomas Cromwell’s coat of arms

THE DOWNFALL OF A QUEEN • There was no love lost between Cromwell and Anne Boleyn

THE PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE • How did the greatest domestic threat to the Tudor dynasty unfold?

FORGOTTEN FRONTS OF WORLD WAR I • We explore the horrors and heroics that took place beyond the Western Front of Europe

SLAVE UPRISING The Nat Turner Rebellion • Often attributed to its leader, Nat Turner, the Southampton Rebellion was a natural consequence of the brutal Southern slave system

A History Of American Slave Revolts • The Southampton Rebellion is often considered the most ‘successful’ revolt, but it wasn’t the first or even the largest

SMERSH: STALIN’S SPY HUNTERS • Revealing the Kremlin’s secret and sinister organisation that hunted enemy agents during World War II

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY • We delve deeper into the story of James Bond and SMERSH with Ian Fleming biographer Dr Oliver Buckton

SPY HUNTER ON THE RUN • The Soviet agent who defected to the West

20 ROYAL FASHION TRENDS • The sartorial crazes that swept around the world and the royal figures who helped to make them a sensation

STRANGE LIVES OF MAYA KINGS • From impersonating divine jaguars to trampling on the bodies of defeated enemies, we reveal the peculiar rituals and customs of these mysterious ancient rulers

A WHO’S WHO OF MAYA KINGSHIP • Maya history is full of leaders whose deeds were celebrated for centuries after their death

CAPTURING THE MOMENT OF KINGSHIP • If you didn’t erect your fair share of stelae, then you really weren’t doing your job as a Maya king

BATTLE OF KAWANAKAJIMA • THE KAWANAKAJIMA PLAIN, SHINANO, 16-17 OCTOBER 1561

TAKEDA CLAN

UESUGI CLAN

16-17 OCT 1561

INTERVIEW WITH IAIN MILLIGAN

SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND HAD NOT UNIFIED? • The Act Of Union in 1707 transformed the political landscape of the British Isles, but what if it had never occurred?

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

THE ART OF MEDIEVAL CALLIGRAPHY • How illumination and typography brought life to these incredible texts

REVIEWS • The books, TV shows and films causing a stir in the history world this month

HISTORY VS HOLLYWOOD • Fact versus fiction on the silver screen

FASOLADA


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